Forest Urken

Desert Forest Hair Design

About Forest Urken

I am a Uptown Phoenix based hairstylist with 20 years of experience. I love creating multi-dimensional blondes, rich brunettes and vibrant reds. I also love to do bridal hair and event styling, as well as creative hair color. Such as balayage, ombré, and fashion colors.

I love to have a clean, professional atmosphere for my clients. I also want to make you feel comfortable. I love giving a personal experience to all my guests.

*Saturday's are listed as open, but I work every other Saturday. (Two Saturday's per month)


You know when you find that hairdresser that you never want to leave and you will follow anywhere? Yup that’s Forest! She has been doing my hair now for over 7 years and I’ve had a bunch of different styles and colors! She listens to what the client want and delivers. Even when I’m due for color and a cut people still come up to me and compliment my hair! It’s the best feeling ever! If you want amazing hair look no further! She always does an amazing job each and every time! From day to day cuts to wedding hair it’s going to be perfect! (Yes she did my wedding hair as well! And it may have had purple in it! 💜☺️) Forest is someone very special to me, not only an amazing hair dresser but an amazing person. Seriously look no further, you found your favorite hair dresser! -Kieren

Kieren Murray

Forest has been taking care of my hair for more than half my life! Everything from prom to my wedding, she has been a professional every step of the way. She has always stayed current with the latest coloring techniques, cuts and styles. She has been to many training seminars, classes, trade shows and traveled to attend specialized training. Thank you Forest for your attention to detail and always recommending the BEST plan for my hair, even if I didn’t like the answer! Clearly you have a relationship with my hair that I don’t! 😉 Thank you! Jennifer Innocenti


Love, love, love Forest! She has been doing my hair for the last 3 years and I am never disappointed. My color and cut are always done perfectly. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She always has great music and book recommendations too.


There is no one like Forest. Not only is she the most incredibly talented hair artists I know, but she’s also a kind and genuine person. Forest has been doing my hair for over 5 years now and I have not once had a bad experience. She has attention to detail and an eye like no one else. I am never disappointed and I would give her 10 stars or more if I could.


After moving to Phoenix a few years ago, I struggled to find a stylist I liked. I found Forest and now I won’t trust anyone else with my hair! She tames my long, thick, unruly hair into wonderful long layers, and I leave her chair feeling fabulous every time! Love her new space! You really get a personalized, special experience.


Whenever I see Forest and get my haircut, I always leave in such a great mood! She always knows how to cut my hair to make it look exactly how I explain it to her. She makes you feel right at home with great conversation and atmosphere. Forest is an awesome hairdresser.